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Men's Washed Out™ Short


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$24.99 $40.00
Style# 1491953
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1491953
Uses Trail


These soft cotton chino shorts feature an easy-wearing modern-classic fit and the kind of effortless style demanded by warm days and plenty of sunshine.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported

  • 100% cotton poplin


Men's Washed Out™ Short is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Light, soft, very comfortable, true to size, nice clean look
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts These shorts are awesome. Especially for the price. They are super comfortable and super light weight. Great for the hot summer days a head.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pair of shorts I generally don't purchase clothes online, because you can never really tell how they will fit, but I had two pair of these shorts that I wore into the ground after 3yrs of wear. They were my favorite shorts, so I was upset when I finally wore them out. I was so happy when I found these. They fit true to size, they are light weight and comfortable. They are the perfect summer short.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts Great shorts for a good price. Have used them for so many casual functions. Great purchase!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts for hot weather These shorts are great for hot humid days. The soft poplin dries fast and keeps you cool. The sizing is traditional pant based so one size biger than your jeans.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the cost Shorts seem to be good quality but a bit lighter weight than I had expected. Good for the price and should provide long causal use. Fit just fine and arrived quickly.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts I absolutely love these shorts. I had a pair that I literally wore out from so much use. They are comfortable, fit well, and are lightweight. I wear them for everything from Golf to casual outings, to church. They really are fantastic.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Very nice short. Is confortable. Soft and fresh
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia shorts These are the best quality by far on the market in my book,this is the second pair I have gotten and love them..!! So excited to be part of this team and carry the Columbia name throughout my fishing career..!!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is very comfortable and light I have 3 other pairs of these same shorts, different colors of course. I am small in stature and would like a 6 in. Inseam option.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washed out shorts Great product and price just runs small have to order larger size
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Casual Shorts Really like these shorts, very comfortable material. They do run on the small size though so suggest ordering next size up
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Must not be great quality! My husband loved these but had an incident where one of his two pairs ripped. I assumed it was a fluke and bought him 3 pairs for his birthday in June. Out of 3 pairs only one remains in tact. He is not hard on his clothes as he rarely gets out of his work clothes. It is now the beginning of August and the pair he is wearing literally just ripped from top to almost bottom and not on a seam. I am very disappointed in the quality and will think twice before buying Colombia shorts again.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband loves these My husband loves these shorts. They are cool very light weight and great for south ga.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice shorts Nice looking shorts. Good with a t shirt, polo, anything really!
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I took a chance on these shorts and really enjoyed them the first two times I wore them. They fit perfect, were super comfortable and dried very quickly. BUT, the third time I wore them them split right in the seat. Not even on the seam, but in the middle of the fabric. I am not a big dude. I weigh a shade under 160 and am not acrobatic at all. How these shorts split, only the Good Lord knows. These shorts fall short (sorry,no pun intended) of what I've come to expect from Columbia. Like the title says, I'm very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Columbia shorts I have ever owned These are the best shorts I own! They are light weight and comfortable as well as look nice! I wish they had more colors available I already have two!
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washed Out Short Very nice and lightweight. They dry fast if they get wet. I like the orange color, it goes well with any white Columbia button up shirt.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I am 5'-5" on a good day and finding a comfortable pair of shorts that doesn't run past my knees has been extremely difficult until now. The 8" seam length is perfect. I couldn't be any more pleased with these shorts!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shorts but sizing was inconsistent I bought two pairs of these shorts. One pair fits perfectly however, the other is too small in the waist for me to wear.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Quality. Thin Fabric. Decent pair of shorts. Fabric is a bit on the thin side. Should be nice when the temps and humidity climb. Makes me wonder how durable they will be.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The fit is great Fit is just right and comfortable.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Short!!! Perfect. Colorful. Summer essential short. Love it!!!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Shorts For some reason, I find it very difficult to find a good pair of everyday shorts. I searched for some time and found these on Columbia's website. I've had them a couple weeks and have worn them several times and am very pleased with my purchase. I'm going to give them another couple weeks and if they hold up I'll probably buy 1-2 more pairs.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good shorts Comfy good quality shorts
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts They fit a little small (a 36 fits like a 35 in my case). They look great and feel great. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I'm kinda thin and 6 feet tall and the 8inch inseam fits me great. The shorts are good looking enough khakis to wear anywhere but they are extremely light and wick water some.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for taller slimmer guys I am tall and slim and not a fan of short shorts above my knees by a foot or overly large shorts These shorts fit great (not tight or too baggy), right at the knee in length. Very lightweight and I don't get hot when walking to and from campus on warm day. I have two pairs of these in different colors and will probably buy a few more in different colors!
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I love the light weight feel and yet still so very durable. I hope you NEVER discontinue these shorts. I will continue to buy these shorts every couple of months.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight material Good for summer activities
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Great product! Exceeded my expectations
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from River Rafting I got these for a river rafting trip in North Carolina. They worked great! They were comfortable and durable. Dried fast!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Fits a little small but great shorts. Not too light, not too heavy. Buy without reservation.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's washed out shorts I really like these shorts. I had been looking in several stores and the were always out of 38 /10 size. Ordered online from Columbia and they were cheaper than the store. Very happy.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shorts It was either great fit but poor quality or vice versa. This shorts fit well and the quality is excellent.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit and function but color name misleading Great shorts but the color wasn't what I thought it would be. I expected India Ink to be black, but it turned out to be gray.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dig 'em Great shorts, perfect weight-not too light nor heavy. True to size. they don't flare out like a lot of other shorts. Very comfy all around.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Washed Out Shorts Runs small in waist. Need one waist size larger. Length is good. Lighter fabric than other Columbia shorts. Probably won't order again.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from like how they fit an look The Washout shorts are a very versatile garment. They fit nice and feel very comfortable quick dry if wet and look good on the town. Great fishing and night life pair of shorts.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from shorts I really enjoyed the comfort and fit I used them for golf and fishing. each time they performed great I will buy more of these
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice lightweight short These are a great pair of shorts. They are cotton poplin, but when I received them I was surprised by their lightness. They have nice movement and are very comfortable.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These are lightweight, breathable and fit comfortably. Good to wear outdoors or casually. I got four pairs and enjoy these for everyday wear.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great comfort, & color great for fishing on boat
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised The fit is true to size and the material is not to light and not to heavy. Just right for hot/humid climate. Velcro on back pockets provide security for the average wallet.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Columbia Offers These shorts are incredible! They are made of a light weight material that sheds water and stains easily but are still durable. Some shorts I have ordered from Columbia in the past have been a little transparent when wet but these shorts hide even the darkest of undergarments. I will be purchasing a full stock of these for my everyday use during the Texas Summer. The 8 inch inseam is a little long for my taste but I think that my coworkers appreciate it compared to the 6 inch shorts I was wearing.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all purpose shorts I am an athletic 5'9", 155 pound, seventeen year old, outdoor enthusiast. Finding clothing that fits, looks stylish, and holds up to abuse is a nightmare. I cannot tell you the amount of time I have devoted to finding clothing that will suit my myriad of vastly differing lifestyles (ranging from survivalist camping to boarding school to construction work). Finally, I've found that happy medium. I purchased a pair of 30x10 in India Ink from a local Renys at the start of this summer, and I could not be happier with them. Fit: This is my favorite part of these shorts. Very stylish, tight/tim fit that fits well at the butt and down through the legs. The 10" length is not too wide at the bottom, and cuts just above the Knee. A far cry from the tasteless wide-cut shorts that are so common today. They also seem to fit far better than any other styles of Columbia shorts that I have purchased which also claim "modern classic fit" While tight enough to look great, they are incredibly comfortable, and allow enough mobility to easily move and run in them (I've used them for a 10 mile trail run before). Function: The make and build quality is very high, and I have had no issues with wear, despite heavy abuse. I do wear a belt with them however so as to not to put too much tension on the button (Its just a tad tight, but I haven't had any issues with it yet). The fabric is very light- but strong- keeping you cool in the summer, and drys very quickly, which is incredibly useful (ever spilled a drink on yourself? gone in 15 minutes). Even the pockets are deep, and easily accessible. The back pockets are worth mention, having a velcro closure, rather than the standard button. I actually really enjoy this, as it allows easy access, and I do not have to worry about popping a button when sliding down a rock or climbing a tree. Overall, these are amazing. The perfect combination of style and practicality. They look great, feel great, and work great. I wear them everywhere and anywhere: in the woods, hiking, working carpentry, on dates, and to school. I will definitely be getting more.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Shorts These shorts are everything they are advertised to be. I wear mine primarily for work, however they are also great for going to town. They are very durable and stylish. As an added bonus, they dry very quickly. I will be buying more in the very near future.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband LOVES these! I got these breezy shorts for my husband over a year ago and they have been his favorite shorts yet. He loves Columbia brand, and these are so light and such a comfortable fabric that they work for just about anything. I'm getting him another pair for his birthday this year!
Date published: 2014-07-09
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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